Tuna Fish Cupcakes? Just Grace and the Snack Attack by Charise Mericle Harper
3) Merci (which is French for "thank you"),
Augustine Dupre, for having great ideas all the time and living in the nice apartment in my basement.
4) And finally, thank you, Owen 1, for picking on Sunni and saying that her lunch was disgusting and looked like worms.
Why am I thanking Owen 1?
Momentarily, Just Grace is elated to be spared the sight of frog guts during science class, but her concern soon turns to choosing her own snack project. Her best friend Mimi decides on "Hot Dogs Around the World" and Grace's dad, a major Chicago-style hot dog fan, volunteers to help Mimi out. Grace is jealous of her dad's enthusiasm for her friend's idea, and slips away to visit her spiffy downstairs neighbor, the glamorous Frenchwoman and flight attendant Augustine Dupre. Luckily for Grace, Augustine serendipitously has a little present for her from her latest trans-Atlantic flight, roasted-chicken-flavored potato chips from La Belle France, and, voila', Grace has the subject for her project!
Owen 1, meanwhile, is not faring so well with the boy population of the class, most of whom had been looking forward to grossing out the girls with their frog dissections, and, more nervous than ever, Owen 1 responds by being even more of an annoyance than ever. Finally Just Grace has had it with his off-the-wall remarks and without thinking, throws her pencil at him. Surprisingly, Owen 1 covers for her with Miss Lois, and Just Grace is just amazed that Owen turns out to a better friend to her than she has been to him.
Little life lessons and funny escapades mark this latest in Charise Mericle Harper's Just Grace and the Snack Attack (Houghton Mifflin, 2009) in her delightful beginning chapter series Just Grace. Fans of such fabulously funny third-grade heroines as Paula Danziger's Amber Brown will take to this series, like Just Grace's weiner-worshipping dad, with relish!